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Mar 11, 2011 8:00pm EST
, almost instantly let's show what popped up on the internet in japan. instantly we tried to get the image up here, we're having a hard time getting it. web sites saying give us information on people who are miss, we will give you information on people we have found. technology helping find the missing in japan. we wish them the best. cnn's continuing coverage continues this disaster right now. thanks for joining us. >>> good evening, i'm eliot spitzer. all day we've been bombarded by the dramatic picture of the earthquake in judiciary committee. i want to start with video that just came in. it is much quieter than what we've seen before, but i found even more frightening. from nhk, the japanese television network. shows an aerial tour of a town in northern japan. watch and listen. >> translator: this is minamisoma city. almost everything has been washed away. there are no houses to be seen. >> translator: aren't there any people around? do you see any people? >> translator: from overhead we're looking very hard, but we have seen no one. we cannot see any people. it is hard to tell where t
Mar 14, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. this is iwanuma, japan. breaks your heart. we'll see you back here. "the arena" starts right now. >>> good evening, i'm eliot spitzer. welcome to our program. breaking news right now. just keeps getting worse. the last of the three reactors of the fukushima power plant in northern japan is now the scene of an explosion. this was reported just minutes ago on nhk, the japanese television network. in recent days, there had been explosions in the other reactors. number two was the one they were desperately trying to keep cool. this is deeply troubling news. we've heard reports of exposed rods in that number two reactor. and a water level that is dangerously low, keeping the rods from being cooled. it's difficult to say what this means but obviously our thoughts turns to that frightening phrase we heard so often in the last couple days, possible nuclear meltdown. in fact, nhk just reported that the containment vessel, the last defense to prevent a massive leak of radiation, may, in fact, be damaged. scary stuff indeed. let's try and get answers now from our experts and cnn contributor jim walsh of m.i.
Mar 24, 2011 8:18pm EDT
in the united states, a direct result of the disaster in japan. how much will the devastation in japan affect the united states economy? joining me from london is cnn's richard qwest. is this potential shutdown of all the toyota plants in the united states just the first of many effects we're going to suffer from of the disasters over in japan? >> reporter: i think what you're looking at is probably the most widespread part of the effects. the supply chain is being so integrated now into the global economy that it's simply not possible to have a major exporting country like japan suffer such a calamity and there not to be ripple effects in different countries. and let me give you an example if i may. if just take the area where this tsunami and this earthquake took place, it's actually only about 7% to 8% of japanese gdp in its own right. however, one you factor in the way in which japan has closed parts of its domestic industry, transferring resources to deal with this crisis, and then you realize whether it be time and motion just in time, whichever management strategy is now in place in th
Mar 15, 2011 8:00pm EDT
to track a major nuclear crisis, part of the breaking news story in japan tonight. we're all on top of that. six reactors under distress. one had a fire tonight. coverage continues right now "in the arena." >>> breaking news. tonight there are just 50 people standing between japan and nuclear catastrophe. that's how many workers were left at the fukushima nuclear power plant in northern japan. 750 others were evacuated. the 50 people who remain, experts tell us, have probably already been exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. and now it's hard to believe the situation could get any worse, but tonight it has. there's another fire. reactor four is burning, and some reports say the flames are in the worst possible area, the outer layer of the vessel's containment wall. it's still unconfirmed, but if it's true, that's where the spent is fuel stored. now stay with me because i need explain. reactor four could be a time bomb. last night i asked our nuclear expert, jim walsh of mit, his greatest fear. walsh said it was the spent fuel, the atomic waste which lies relatively unprotected in cooli
Mar 17, 2011 8:00pm EDT
for strikes first in the days ahead. we'll be on top this tomorrow as well as the japan crisis. "in the arena" right now. >>> good evening, i'm eliot spitzer, welcome to the program. will cain and gloria borger join plea and we'll go to anderson cooper in a moment on the story of the most desperate methods to stem the radiation from the crippled nuclear reactors. photos taken from military aircraft by people who surely risked their lives show just how grave the damage is. look at that and imagine how difficult it will be to save the crippled facility. but first, breaking news just coming in. there could, emphasis could, be an attack on libya very soon, indeed within hours. the battle for benghazi, the battle for libya may well be about to begin. this after the united nations passed a resolution to impose a no-fly zone in libya. it's the further language in that resolution that really counts. it approves the use and i quote here, of all necessary measures to protect, quoting again, "civilians under attack." indeed, they have been under full assault around benghazi, the last rebel stronghold in
Mar 21, 2011 8:00pm EDT
what's happening in japan and the middle east. turmoil there. the question is japan is whether they stick with nuclear energy or turn to oil. how it impacts what you pay for gas, food and anything else you will purchase for six months out. we'll discuss it. >> fascinating and important issue. sounds great. tonight we start with breaking news from libya. anti-aircraft guns continue to light up the skies over tripoli. coalition forces launched another round of air strikes. day three of the military engagement in libya and the question is -- now what? after missiles halted ghadafi's forces. he controls much of the country. the multi day barrage leaves a nation divided. the shaded area covers the no-fly zone territory enforced by the coalition. air strikes concentrated mostly around tripoli taking out moammar gadhafi's defense systems and command and control centers. the rebels received air support around benghazi allowing them to push back an intended assault. the end game is as muddled now as it was last week. in chile president obama did little to clear up the situation. he rest
Mar 16, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. it's not coming from japan but coming from the usa. jeg bri gregory jaczko delivered the bad news. >> what we believe at this time is that there has been a hydrogen explosion in this unit due to an uncovering in the fuel in the fuel pool. we believe that secondary containment has been destroyed and there is no water in the spent fuel pool age we believe that radiation levels are extremely high which could possibly impact the ability to take corrective measures. >> no water in the spent fuel pool. that means that radioactive fuel rods are now exposed without party, the fuel rods could overheat and catch fire, a fire that would spread radioactivity over a wide area and this is the nightmare scenario we've been telling you about for days now, another crucial point from jaczko. any american within 50 miles should evacuate, a much bigger evacuation than the japanese government has ordered. that means these folks are in danger. they are at a shelter in fukushima closer than our government says is safe. the nuclear crisis threatened their homes but they according to american estimates ar
Mar 26, 2011 4:00am EDT
unbelievable, this happening at once. historic moment with the vast uncertainties. >>> coming up, in japan, a frightening forecast for one of those damaged nuclear reactors. we'll go live to tokyo. >>> frightening news out of japan as it appears the nuclear core reactor number three may be leaking radioactive material. workers near the reactor detected radiation 10,000 times stronger than normal. savidge is in tokyo. what are you hearing? what's the latest? >> reporter: well, as you point out, the government greatly concerned about the, is that may be going on at reactor number three. we've got an image to show you. it's a graphic. basically here's the problem -- they think that the water levels with the radiation they found, 10,000 times, as you say, above normal in the case that this is perhaps a leak coming from the core of the reactor. that particular reactor of all six that are out there is the most dangerous because it has mixed fuel. it's the only one that does. a mixture of uranium and plutonium, that's very dangerous stuff. meanwhile, overnight, though, the government also said yo
Mar 23, 2011 8:00pm EDT
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Mar 29, 2011 8:00pm EDT
-- with everything happening in libya, it's been days since we've talked about japan. but i have to tell you tonight, the situation there is perhaps more critical than it has been at any point since that terrible earthquake and tsunami almost three weeks ago. most experts now believe three of the six reactors have had partial meltdowns, again, three meltdowns. there are just 500 workers there waging a heroic battle to limit the scope this ongoing catastrophe. workers are cut off from the world, working 12-hour shifts in hazardous, potentially lethal conditions. they often sleep on leaded mats to protect them from radiation. there's little food available, some workers are said to be living on crackers. listen to this e-mail sent by one of the workers -- "crying is useless. if we're in hell now, all we can do is crawl up toward heaven." many of these workers come from the region hardest hit by the earthquake and the tsunami. they've lost their own families. it's absolutely heartbreaking. meanwhile, we learn at that measures used to control the damage at the plant are themselves creating new hazards. f
Mar 30, 2011 8:00pm EDT
a pleasure to talk with you. >> okay, eliot, thanks. >>> coming up next we'll go to japan for a live report on how the radiation is spreading further than we knew. you'll want to hear this. airlis promise flights for 25,000 miles, but... [ man ] there's never any seats for 25,000 miles. frustrating, isn't it? but that won't happen with the capital one venture card. you can book any airline anytime. hey, i just said that. after all, isn't traveling hard enough? ow. [ male announcer ] to get the flights you want, sign up for a venture card at what's in your wallet? uh, it's okay. i've played a pilot before. uncovering hotel freebies like instant discounts, free-nights... ...and free breakfast at hotels in virtually every city. so, thanks to this large man in a little jetpack... you can search thousands of hotel freebies... right now only at priceline. >>> more troubling news from japan. radiation levels are spiking and spreading. the ocean water next to the plant is now registering levels 3,000 times the normal amount and there's a town outside the exclusion zone that may need
Mar 3, 2011 8:00pm EST
near the level in terms of debt that's going to make us fall off a cliff. japan has just added -- had itself sovereign debt downgraded by two of the three ratings agency. they're still a prosperous country. i value his intelligence and his knowledge, but he's just wrong here. >> that's nice to hear. let me push back a little bit. you're clearly right. the total size of our economy, gdp, will be second to china in a number of years. almost inevitably. but per capita gdp which is perhaps more important, how much wealth is generated for each person? you're right, it will be larger than theirs, that's the good news. aren't we losing the nej terms of capacity to enzo straight and produce so that more -- increasingly wealth creation is traveling to asia? whether it's china, vietnam, even to latin america, whether it's central america or brazil? >> well, they have a high labor -- highly skilled, highly mobile, highly motivated labor force in those countries. they're acquiring a lot of education and human capital. adam smith said that the true wealth of nations was in the intelligence, energy
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